from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of gauger.
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- n. A measurer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A measurer. See gauger.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who gages; specifically, an officer whose business is to ascertain the contents of casks and other hollow vessels.
- n. An exciseman.
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I know of some immortal poems that were written by a druggist's clerk, and some by a gager of liquid barrels, but none by a cable-car conductor.
Or you might have married a gager and gone to Dublin and mixed with the grand quality.
Ellangowan; that young man is the very lad-bairn that Dirk Hatteraick carried off from Warroch wood the day that he murdered the gager.
Ridicules_ (1659), Cathos cries, 'Je m'en vais gager qu'ils n'ont jamais vu la carte de Tendre, et que Billets-Doux, Petits-Soins,
Je suis prêt à gager ma maison qu'on observerait le même phénomène, mais inversé, chez les